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news. >> good morning. thank you for waking up with us. it's monday, september 20th. i'm pam cook. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your morning weather and traffic. >> we had a little cloud cover. now, patchy clouds. and temperatures will rebound slightly. today, a little more sun. but still on the breezy side. 60s, 70s, and mainly a lot of low 80s. now, here's sal. >> steve, on the east shore, traffic is moving well on the macarthur, with no major problems. also, this morning's commute is going to be okay on the 880 southbound. now, let's go back to the desk. >> sal, thank you. we're following several new developments in the pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno. this week, the coroner is expected to update the official death toll to 7. the family recently announced it lost loved ones in that tragedy. [ inaudible ] they were running the pressure above the maximum limit. and the deadly explosion could change how buildings are built near natural gas lines. in the meantime, claudine wong is joining us with the less of closures today. >> reporter: the question eve
>>> thanks for joining us. >> time to get to the forecast with rob. >> looks good this morning with low clouds to start the day. 50s across the board and lunchtime with 70s. a nice day around san jose. 80 degrees and 72 in oakland and 65 with patchy low clouds around san francisco. >> today will be especially difficult for fire victims and loved ones in san bruno. exactly week ago, the neighborhood erupted in flame. the heart breaking process of saying final goodbyes of those who did not survive begins. services will be held for 13-year-old je nessa greg and her mother, jacquelyn in san francisco where je nessa just started eighth grade. a separate vigil is planned for 20-year-old jessica morales. her boyfriend, joseph is going through skin grafts and he is at st. francis hospital in san francisco. doctors hope to update his condition as well as three other burn victims at 11:00 this morning. a difficult day for a lot of people. as people try to piece their lives back together, police say scammers are trying to profit. bob redell is live and it's only been a week since the expl
begin our team coverage this morning with claudine wong. where are you and what can you tell us this morning? >> reporter: pam, we are as close to the fire line as they will allow us here on skyview. this is the command post, the staging area. there are two lines of police tape leading to that area. they don't want anyone getting closer. they are declaring this a crime scene and pushing everyone back. this has been an unbelievable scene for hours. it rocked this scene and created an inferno that destroyed dozens of homes in its wake. the priority is to get the fire out, which at last estimate was only 50% contained. -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- lieutenant- governor abel maldonado, the acting governor was on the scene from 1:30 to 4:00. he has declared a state of emergency and pland a briefing hours from now. and, of course you have everyone asking how this happened. everything points to this being a natural gas explosion. a full investigation was underway but aman said they were warn in signs. >> every day i could smell that smell from the gutter and sewer. a week and a hal
half ago. john sasaki joins us now. he has late details. john what can you tell us? >> reporter: we just spoke to resources that told us important information about today's developments. investigators showed up to go through the home where ricardo sales was found a week and a half ago. and shortly after they arrived, investigators found a second body. there's no word on how it was not discovered on previous searchings of the home conducted. this is the -- we're going to now hear from the spokesman from the hercules police department. >> at this point the body has not been identified, a cause of death has not been identified. other than that, that's pretty much all the details i have at this time. >> reporter: now fredrick sales has been missing for a week and a half. valdemoro was killed by the chp after a chase into the strip mall in the el cerrito border. it's still going to be a while before police come out and release any more information. we did hear on one hand from hercules pd that they're not going to have any more information tonight, but we did talk to other sources who sa
will be able to pay a toll and use the lanes, it is still free for car poolers, these are the fist express lanes to open -- first express lanes to open up in northern california. the proceeds will go towards a feature tolling project. we will keep you updated usually a congested area. hopefully it will relieve some stress for drivers. let's look at your forecast. here is tracy. >> thanks can i anna. coming up, a mixed weekend. even a few showers and sprinkles in the north bay yesterday. sunshine, temperatures warming up. lower 80s fairfield, concord, 79 liver more, oakland, fremont. 78 san jose, the closer you get to the coastline temperatures don't shift so much. vallejo and san raphael, 80s. we will look at more cities across the bay area and take a look what will happen for the first couple days of fall. it officially arrives wednesday. >>> you are sure it didn't get here a couple weeks ago. >> felt like fall all summer long. >> thanks very much. 5:01 a.m. something new in the east bay a new way to avoid traffic jams makes its debut this morning right at this very minute. let's go to an
some folks who were there and experiencing it. woody baker kohn joining us from the american red cross along with adam broadway who saw the explosion as it happened. good to have you with us. woody, if you could, give us an idea at this point, what are the immediate needs for folks in the area? >> well, those that got out of the area, the fire department and police department were quick in getting people out. we then assessed anybody that had injuries that needed treatment. people that were maybe missing life-sustaining medications, things of that nature. and then we quickly set up a couple of shelters to house people overnight, brought in some mental health professionals as well as some nursing staff to help with the medical needs and so forth. so, we've now got them in shelters. many of them had places to go of their own, friends and family. >> luckily. it's amazing, considering the time of day, just around dinner time, with flames that were hot enough to crack the windshields of a fire truck. amazing there wasn't more damage, that we're not hearing about more injuries and deaths. ad
an update on t >>> don't tell us people are not missing when we know people are missing. >> an update on the death toll from the san bruno pipeline explosion. some neighbors say they are being kept out of the loop. the anger rising over the search for the missing. >>> we take a closer look at the source of the explosion as many residents prepare to return to their homes. what federal inspectors discovered on that piece of pipeline at the center of the disaster. >>> 7:30 a.m. on sunday morning september 12th i am phil matier. >> i am julie watts. want to get right to our top story conflicting reports on the number of dead in san bruno blast. the coroner's office revised the number of people killed in thursday's explosion back down to 4. now yesterday investigators had increased it to 7. some confusion may be cleared up this morning at a press conference scheduled to begin in just about 30 minutes. here is what we do know. at least 6 people are still missing. and dogs searching the san bruin know neighbourhood where the gas pipe exploded may have discovered more victims. a
morning at 6:00 on this tuesday. we have a lot of developing news for you. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. let's get to it. forgot my own name. late and breaking news following all morning. imprisoned hiker and cal graduate sarah shore released from prison. jenelle, tell us more. >> this is such great news. just came down in the past hour. american sarah shore has been released for more than a year in prison. those closest to her expected something to happen today but basically this release out of the blue. her family didn't even have a heads up. we did get a statement from a state women rights organization saying they're feeling sad that sarah has to leave her fiancee shane and best friend josh. they're still in prison, that's in iran. but, of course, this is great news that sarah shore has been released. the three u.s. berkeley graduates captured in july 2009 after crossing the border between northern iraq and iran. iran accuses the three of spying and illegally entering the country. the family insists they were hiking and entered the country accidental
,000 feet of hoses towards the blast site. >> as close as we can get. there are citizens helping us drag hose. and this is all hands on deck. >> and at 9:00 the following morning, for this san bruno native leaving the scene was almost as difficult as watching neighbors and friends lose their homes and their lives. >> this is probably one of the hardest things he had to do. this is like my family. >> those first crews were so overwhelmed when they got here to this scene that they said they thought the neighborhood would be destroyed and there would be many more lives shot saying what saved them was a team effort many agencies from around the county were among the first responders here and that they're able to work well together to communicate properly. abc 7 news. >> thanks very much. >> the coroner confirmed identity of the fourth victim of the fire 81-year-old elizabeth torres tried -- dried trying to -- died trying to escape her home. >> the national transportation safety board updated its investigation into the pipeline explosion within the past hour. the vice chairman say they have r
like it. we used everything we had. at one point, we just tried to contain the flames, tried to just keep it in a plume, and that was our objective, and obviously it was so powerful, it blew right through our stream. >> the explosion severed a water line, delaying rescue efforts. firefighters were forced to improvise, running hoses from a nearby neighborhood, knocking down fences along the way. >>> dozens of homes were destroyed in the blast. and this morning, the wait is over for some of those families left wondering if their home is still standing. kit doe was there as neighbors learned the fate of their homes. >> reporter: here at the main red cross shelter in san bruno, they came looking for news, good or bad. >> the list that's being distributed to you identifies a total of approximately 38 properties that have been visually evaluated as a total loss. >> reporter: the city of san bruno gather add group of homeowners to handout all at once, a list of addresses of damaged or destroyed properties. >> your house has no evidence of damage. >> okay, cool, thank you. >> reporter: for s
>>> good morning. thank you for joining us on this tuesday. i'm pam cook. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. here is steve. >> reporter: low clouds. low fog greet us on this tuesday morning. once that burns off it will be sunny and a little warmer. by the coast too much in the way of fog and low clouds. if we lose the higher clouds we had yesterday, sunny. sal has an update open your on your traffic. >> reporter: there is a crash from car that ran into a tree. this morning's commute on 80 westbound at the toll plaza looks good. let's go back to dave and pam. we are following breaking developments out of iran where the attorney for sarah shourd says she's been in the process of being released. >> reporter: it has been an agonizing wait for her family, a roller coaster weekend leading up to this moment. the bottom line is that sarah's attorney says she is being released. these are pictures of shourd that we got from the website free the he's been in prison for much of a year, most of it in solitary confinement. iran's government released
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for other places to stay. city workers say they've never seen anything like that. >> i couldn't use words to describe it. it is quite impressive and emotional when you see these people just outpouring of people coming from the east bay and south bay, and all over the state bringing stuff in and collecting stuff. it's just -- it's incredible. >> clearly this wasn't anticipated. >> we didn't expect this much support and volunteerism and people coming in, wanting to spend time and helpingous. it's unbelievable. >> reporter: of course, since they have completely run out of room, city workers say they'd like it if you look your donations to your local salvation army center. they're the organization that's been picked to distribute all of these items to the people who are in neaped. so they say, it doesn't matter what store you go to, take your donated items directly to a store and the folks will make sure they get to the victims of the fire whoever them. kron4 news. >>> start to day tomorrow with some fog. look on fog tracker, 6:00 in the morning, it's going to intend to the delta. this is as
, robbing her of $200 before getting away. >> it gives us a black eye in law enforcement. >> he says bad guys who pose as cops make it tougher for the good guys to do their job. >> when you have that little bit of doubt in people's mind, it makes it that much more difficult. >> while police beg to look for name tags or badges or any sort of identification, most people admit that's not what they do. >> i'm pretty nervous. i don't know if they like it if you ask for their badge or their name. >> honestly, they're probably wearing a badge, and if they look official, i probably wouldn't give it a second thought. even though i've heard of this happening before. >> he says posing as a cop is unusually easy to do. >> through the internet or mail order stuff, you probably could buy almost everything. >> what's unique in this case, the suspect's black suv, possibly a chevy tahoe, with flashing lights on the grille is almost identical to the real p.d.'s brand new undercover cars. now, the suspect is described as a black man in his 30s, bald and clean shaven. police say that there were likely dozen
the newcomer stayed more on message, sometimes reciting speech lines, jerry brown used humor, analysts say people will disagree on who won because it all depended on exactly what you were looking for. >> people looking for consistency and a predictable message and a solid presence, i think they might be attracted to meg. if they are looking for experience and some personality and i think he was warm tonight, some warmth, some charm, some passion, then it is jerry. >> reporter: certainly both candidates had something to prove and people are watching them carefully. jerry brown certainly has been in politics for a long time. he is trying to prove he is more than a career politician and he is still relevant decades after being governor of california as he tries again for that top office. meg whitman is a new cammer to the political scene. she wanted to establish she is up for the job and can maneuver sacramento, coming up you will hear what they had to say last night. jerry brown as he addressed some of the questions about weather he can stay more focused and we will tell you why meg whitman
in there. he was looking for us. once he discovered we were gone, i guess he went the other way and i thought i'd lost him. but fortunately i seen him pop up on the back of the street on the other side, we came up two opposite streets, so -- >> let's make the point, everybody in your home got out safely, and that's very good news. tell me about this house, though. this was your parents' house. i know that you grew up there and moved back in after your mom passed away. >> yes. >> had just remodelled it? >> right. >> what was it like to see it in flames? >> heart-wrenching. it really was. it was hard to watch. but the main thing is my intermediate family got out. the other things can be rebuilt and other things can be, you know, replaced, but you can't replace family members. >> where are you going to go from here, bob? where are you going to stay? >> oh, i got wonderful friends, wonderful friends that have offered homes for me to stay in, cars to drive. a friend of mine, bert, offered me a house to stay in and gave me a truck if i need it. we're staying with some wonderful friends, dav
.n. the president of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with his controversial comments about 9/11. this as two americans remain in his jail. this morning, the one hiker who was freed, sarah shourd, speaks out in her only live morning show interview. >>> and back behind bars, lindsay lohan faces a judge this morning after failing a drug test just three weeks out of rehab. and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, september 24th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. this morning, residents in parts of wisconsin and minnesota are bracing for another round of flash floods. >> really heavy downpours over the last 24 hours or so and they've prompted officials to issue evacuations, even activate the national guard in some towns. we'll get al's forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> and the latest ton actor that appeared in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" who's now been found
. nbc's miguel almaguer is on the scene. miguel, what can you tell us? >> reporter: matt, good morning. at least 75 people were rushed to the hospital overnight, some of them injured critically. we know at least one person is dead, although that number may rise. some 53 homes were completely destroyed. more than 100 others damaged. it's believed the explosion may have been caused by a ruptured gas line. and as one witness said here, they described the scene as "hell on earth." the explosion ripped through san bruno just before 7:00 local time, the dinner hour in this suburb just south of san francisco. a blast so violent, some thought it was an earthquake, or worse, a jetliner crash. it was neither. >> i went out and seen this big fireball. first thing i thought was, oh, god, something went up, and it was intense with flames. >> reporter: a monster, gas-fed fireball with flames shooting as high as 100 feet into the air was burning so hot, it obscured everything around it. asphalt melted, windows shattered, the sky turned black and the sound, what witnesses describe as a roaring and a g
. good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm dana king. most of us will never know what it was like for those first responders on the ground, but today, some of them tried to explain it. john ramos on how they describe that inferno. >> i was on the way back to school night. i was at crestmoor elementary school. >> i was at my son's baseball practice when my wife and i saw the explosion. >>> reporter: most people ran from the inferno that night but as always, there are those whose job it is to run toward it. some of them told their stories today. >> initially, we're thinking that a jet airplane went down from san francisco airport and then when the second call came in for south city fireworks i personally was thinking it might be a terrorist thing. >> reporter: when the explosion happened the fireball could be seen all over the bay area but it was right here at the crest of this hill that first responders got their first look at what they were dealing with. >> we have a whole neighborhood on fire and we have incredible heat and fire. many homes are burning. and as we took the turn, there were
stories and traffic and weather, tuesday, september 14th on today in the bay. >>> thanks for joining us. >> it is 5:00 this morning. >> we want to start with developing news out of iran. berkeley grad student sarah shourd is now free. nbc news broke the story in the last half hour. the iranian government was demanning a half million bail. the family was pleading for help and the details are still coming in. we hope to bring you a live report today later in the bay. >>> in the meantime it's 5:01 and we want to check the forecast and welcome jennifer hill this morning. good morning. >> good morning and thank you. a little cool yesterday, but today things start to warm up. we have the low clouds hugging the area and those will burn off by the time we reach the noon hour. by noon we are getting to the 60s and 70s and by 4:00, upper 70s for fairfield and livermore. in the 60s over san francisco and santa cruz. >> sounds like a great day. let's see how your commute is shaping up. as a view across the bay, looking nice right now. westbound with the tail lights away from the hayward side where
the weather gets this intense, the heat can put a lot of kids at risk for heat stroke. as 24678 craig tells us, practice continues at one high school, as long as the players get water and lots of it. >> reporter: the san jose football team is spending hours on the field and it's thought- hot. there are conditions in place to prevent heat stroke. it's usually not that hot here. water is making that much of a difference. >> get water. >> reporter: the coach lets them go 15 minutes, then it's time for a water break. they do this even when temperatures are in the 80s. >> run 8 plays and then get higrated. it's hot out here. it's really hot so we make sure they get hydrated. >> reporter: those 15 minutes take a lot out of players. and many see the heat as a right of passage. >> it's really hot out here. >> reporter: without the water these kids could get nauseous, stop sweating and pass out so the water keeps flowing, it will need to because the heat is going continue for a while. >>> the heat took its toll on public transportation today. bart trains were running slower because of the heat. you can
that did not melt, this safe from someone's house. firefighters used a heavy duty saw to open it. the contents much of it apparently jewelry relatively intact but the owners delighted, of course, to get it back. >>> a story of heroism coming out of the tragedy. the san mateo board of supervisors is planning to honor three men who rescued six elderly women from a site when the care taker abandoned them. >> these men rushed in as so many others rushed out. >> sounded like the world was ending above the treeline up there while my tad and dad ane in our backyard. >> bob and his dad and a man named frank descended to see who needed help. show stumbled into a home with six women all in their 80s and 90s none able to make it out on their own. >> i ran and got one lady and we walked down the hallway and saw another and another and one by one grabbed them and got them out. >> there was one woman still in the house mary sweeney. her son found out about the heroism later, hours later. >> a tough few hours not knowing whether she was alive or dead. >> it wasn't until my dad said let's go ba
francis is in san bruno with the latest for us. hello, monty. >> the name of the person who filed this lawsuit is steve dare. his house was not damaged in the fire, but he was evacuated from his home for three days. mr. dare is suing pg&e and san mateo superior county court. he names himself and others similarly situated indicating this could become a class action lawsuit. the lawsuit was filed yesterday, it accuses pg&e for negligence for the explosion that killed seven people and destroyed 40 homes here on september 9th. the suit seeks to turn over the victim's fund set up by pg&e by a third party that would manage that money. it would also seek damages beyond that amount. pg&e is expected to turn over that list in its 100 most vulnerable sites, state senator leyland ye's office tells us the information is scheduled to be handed over 2:00 monday afternoon. >> the people and residents have a right to know where these pipes are so they can make a conscious decision, should i live here? >> pg&e has refused to turn over the list, arguing making the information public would be a thre
additional resources just west of us. not sure what that street is. >> you can hear chaos, confusion, over what exactly sparked that fireball. but it wasn't until hours later after lives and homes were lost that we learned it was a pipeline explosion. tonight we're hearing from those first responders about what exactly they faced. firefighters from 20 department came in to help. 18 minutes after they arrived, the fire reached six alarms. john ramos on how they described the inferno. >> i was off duty at the time. i was at my son's baseball practice when my wife and i saw the explosion. and i turned to her and she look right at me and she said go. and i told her i would call her when i could >>> reporter: most people ran from the inferno that night but as always, there are those whose job it is to run toward it. some of them told their stories today. >> initially, we're thinking that a jet airplane went down from san francisco airport and then when the second call came in for south city fireworks i perjury was thinking it might be a terrorist thing. >> reporter: when the explosion happened
to see how they are coping with the disaster. and a controversy about a political candidate, is he using the fire victims to try to win an election. and you can find continuing coverage including more of those dispatched fire tapes. >>> the california governor's race is turning into a war of tv ads. former president bill clinton endorsed jerry brown today saying brown would make an excellent governor. just yesterday, brown was apologizing to clinton after brown made a joke of clinton's relationship with monica luwinsky. today president clinton made a statement that said, the tough campaign we fought 18 years ago is not relevant. >>> and today jerry released an ad of whitman as pinoccio. >>> and an ad by the teacher's union will not be allowed to be aired. >>> sarah shourd was released from a tyran prison this morning. this -pl cos among questions of her health and her two companions left behind. one of them her fiance. rita williams reports. >> reporter: it's a bittersweet story still with no end. >> i'm extremely grateful, i feel myself i have a huge debt to repay the world for what it'
injection to the state's former practices. the availability of the drug used had to be considered. the maker of the drug has said another dose of this drug may not be available until january of 2011. the execution would be the first in nearly five years and would be the last until next year. executions have been hold on 2006, when the federal judge in san jose found the lethal injection procedures were flawed which posts a risks of causing extreme pain in violation of the ban on cruel and unusual punishment. the courts are not the last line of defense when it comes to halting executions. governor schwarzenegger could step in. legal experts say although he's pro-death penalty, every case is different. >> governors have all of the facts in front of them and they know they are the last line of defense. and so there are a lot of -- there are a lot of governors that really, really take this seriously. >> reporter: the man skimmed to be executed is albert greenwood brown convicted of raping and murdering a 15-year-old riverside girl 30 years ago. 50 people have already been in- - have already been
. numerous people who live in the neighborhood continue to tell us they smelled gas. one resident says he even saw a pg&e worker checking the area just two days before the blast. >> guys from pg&e, when i got out from my house that morning, he was checking something on the floor with some -- something that beeps. >> pg&e says workers do use a tool that beeps to check for leaks but a smokeman did not confirm for us that any pg&e workers were in that neighborhood before the explosion. pg&e says they are continuing to look into that report. we've assembled an extensive catalog of information on the san bruno fire on our website. you'll find the status of homes, you report videos and a tour of the devastation along with ways you can help the victims. it's all on the home page at >> california law and order types are today making a surprising call to back the november ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana. a group of police officers, prosecutors today will hold a news conference to endorse proposition 19. it would allow adults over 21 to buy non-medicinal pot. joe mcn
will give us an update on the victims of the san bruno fire and dozens of residents are wondering what happens next after an emotional tour of their neighborhood and townhall meeting last night. terry mcsweeney is live in the area. >>> people who live in the decimated neighborhood down the street from where i am want to know why pg&e didn't do something about this leak ahead of time. they say they called in reports. pg&e says we didn't know. the people who live out here want some answers and they are not getting any. people have lost their homes were allowed back in but only on a tour. a bus tour to see what is left following thursday's natural gas pipe explosion and fire. some people say they smelled gas out here weeks ago. one man says he actually saw pg&e crews out here with gas detecting wands last tuesday, two days before the explosion. pg&e says it received no reports about any of that. residents doubt that. >> i just think people mentioned the gas smell. but when the houses ignited. >> a packed townhall meeting. some people that have homes to return to are afraid to return to. j
son william, skaechbility the family of 81 year elizabeth torrez tells us she was one of the 4 people killed but the coroner not confirmed her identity. officials have rae leased the names of 3 of the dead and they include 44-year-old jacqueline and her 13-year-old daughter and the woman on the right scene with her boyfriend gomez. he was badly burned trying to rescue her. that young man was horribly wounded trying to save his girlfriend. suddenly he needed saving himself. and family rush to go escape the danger risked their laivs to help him. carolyn takes their story vl. >> we first met tammy the day after the explosion. talking about a neighbor. >> that skin just rolling all of him. and in critical condition. >> that's where the house was, >> that's where the house was, ya. >> horrible. >>reporter: tonight tammy, >>reporter: tonight tammy, her husband meek and their daughter amanda showed us what used to be their neighbor's house. it is gone but he's alive. they believe the explosion blew 19-year-old joseph gomez nearly 300 feet to their door step. >> he still had sm
they have a serious problem. >> stop that engine. we have no water in the hydrant. they need to go into us. >> cope that. engine 38 go ahead. >> we think we have a broken water main down here so they need to lay in from the corner of san bruno avenue. >>reporter: firefighters have to stand back and watch while long hoses are run to working hydrant or supplemental water is trucked in. of. >> engine 33 on command 31 what's the eta for water? >> looking at 10 minutes. >>reporter: too long and too dangerous to wait. >> engine 51 we are going to disconnect hose lines and back up to a safer position until we get water. >> that's affirmative. still i want you to back all the people up. every company that is back there, back them up to safe position. >>reporter: even when there is good news it comes with a bad. >> leave a message to command. we have an active hydrant at can clairemont and concord. also patient with severe third degree burns at the 1500 block of clairemont. we will require an ambulance at that location. >> we are at a school on cress view and currently there is a grove of e
joining us, we've been on early because of the giants game. >> seven painful days. a week ago tonight, we were bringing horrible images of the san bruno explosion and the fire that followed. breath taking stories of survival and heartbreaking stores of loss. those victims were honored. mourners filled st. cecilia's church to remember the life and love shared by jacqueline and janessa greg. mom and daughter died together last thursday. nbc's diane joiner joins us from san francisco. it's so sad. >> absolutely, jessica. one thing overwhelming with the love and support from the greg family, st. cecala's church was standing room only for the rosary and wake tonight. >> our father. >> our father, hallowed be thy name. >> no matter what, we were always there and always will be there for one another. god, thank you for jackie. >> i saw her that morning. and you would never think that -- would you never thinkñr that that was going to be the last time you would ever see someone. >> you know, home is supposed to be the place where you're safe. so she was making -- probably making dinner. janessa h
sheriff's department just briefing us on exactly how many people are going to need shelter for the night. at least at this point people have been showing up here at the bay hill shopping center throughout this evening, and they have been told over the past hour or so to please come here and register, and anybody who needs shelter for the night is being loaded aboard a bus on top of a hill nearby, and at last count, this officer just told us, this deputy, that there are about 50 people. that number is likely to rise as more and more people break up the conversations they're having around the shopping center and head over here to register tonight, but we'll keep you posted on that. >> okay, thank you, tom. let's go through the numbers, you heard them say at least 100 people, several hundred people displac displaced. 5,000 people without power in the area. about a three-quarter mile radius from the main area where the gas line ruptured. that has been evacuated, so those people in that area, as you heard the red cross spokesman say, even the people not affected by the fire will not be gettin
for general expenditures for people in need as well. >> pg&e gave us a $1,000 credit card to tsunami incidentals that we might have at this time. we are also getting two nights at the embassy suite which tells me that probably we won't get in tonight. >> reporter: sheer insurers say california's never-ending disasters have prepared them well for this. >> as far as the public we are ready because we deal with it every day. >> reporter: pg&e is inspecting every pipe in this area and every major pipe on the peninsula and will be finished with that tonight. this is ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> in the coming days, dozens of sanbruno homeowners will be filing claims with the insurance company. they say the damage could exceed $1 billion. in a filing with the securities and exchange commission the utility says it's insurance my not be enough and they may need to cover some expenses out-of- pocket. >>> the acting governor delivered get well wishes to some of the victims of the explosions and fire. he visited the san francisco general hospital this afternoon to dropped off fruit baskets to those
. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! >> alan: cadaver dogs search the rubble and find three additional victims froms there's devastating explosion and fire in san brown know. -- san bruno. bringing the death toll to seven, and six people are still missing, among them, three members of one family. amy hollyfield talk to the relatives. >> reporter: this is obviously terrible news. but this family tells me, no news is tough, too. the family has known that 82-year-old la von, her 50-year-old son greg, and her 17-year-old grandson will, were missing since the blast happened on thursday night. >> his sister has been going to the -- went to the rec center to find him, and we have been calling the local hospitals. they don't have any listings. >> reporter: officials have said everyon
i thought it wasver here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... somemes it just takes us a little longer to get back ♪ >> they took a saturday urn 5 rocket and tipped it upside down at the blast off. probably 100 foot flame length. >>reporter: san bruno fire. disaster so big even commercial airline pilots were calling it in. >> sounded kind of like a jet engine. high pitch screaming sound. >>reporter: firefighters reflects on the san bruno disaster. >>> good evening. i'm dan. more than 200 emergency personnel rushed to the neighborhood last thursday. many off duty and without knowing what they were rushing into. tonight the incredible story from abc 7. >> we looked out the back door and could see a fire ball. >>reporter: the fire ball was just the beginning. >> initially we are thinking that jet airplane went down from san francisco airport. >> i personally was thinking it might be a terrorist thing. >> it appears we have a plane down there in the neighborhood. >>reporter: it would be more than 20 minute before these first responders realize it w
&e recommends shutting off lights and other appliances when not being used. resetting air-conditioner to 85 degrees when you're away from home and 75 when your home. cal fire is battling wildfires along the mexican border. it started on the machens mexican side of the border. cal fire has spent san when hundred fire fighters to fight that fire that straddles the border. two firefighters have been injured and a mexican fire truck has been damaged. the day go wildfire has been contained it broke a saturday burned 89 a. one firefighter is in critical but stable condition this morning. it briefly threatened homes yesterday and the town of the data. one out building and two cars were destroyed. a developing story the latest in san bruno gas line explosion new legislation aimed at improving natural gas pipes will be introduced today. they will be announcing legislation about 10:00 a.m. this of course as cleanup efforts continued. you can see how much they have to clean up. crews are removing debris and soils. they're trying to get clearance to rebuild. new for you this morning a judge could rule
elections, it could reach a boiling point. nbc's tracie potts joins us live now from capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: it is clear the battle lines are drawn despite what we saw yesterday may have been a hint of compromise between republicans and the democratic party. republican john boehner hinting he might support president obama's plan to extend tax cuts only forethose who make up to $250,000. not for people who make more than that. but the republican party, other member, came back and made it very clear that they want these bush tax cuts extended for everyone, including the so-called wealthy, because they say those are the job creators in our society. jobs that right now are so desperately needed. interestingly, it's not a completely partisan fight, because at least three democrats agree that these cuts should be extended for everyone until the economy is on better footing. so we're looking at two deadlines coming up. first of all, the cuts expiring by the end of the year and, also, the effect of this election coming up in just a few weeks in november. lynn? >> absolutely. tr
. she joins us with the latest on sarah shourd release. just took off from the airport in tehran. on her way to the neighboring country where her mother is already waiting for her. shourd is in good condition despite being in an iran prison 14 months. >> iran released one of the three american citizens detained in 2009. >> 410 days of solitary confinement over for california native sarah shourd. >> i want to offer my thanks to everyone in the world, all of the governments, all of the people of that been involved and especially particularly want to degrees mahmoud ahmadinejad and all the iran officials for their gesture. i'm very humbled. >> officials say a $500,000 bail was paid. some papers were signed and the 32-year-old was officially free from an iranian prison. >> the money was there and the judge issued the release order and ms. shourd was simply set free and can leave iran if she wants to. >> travel companion shane bauer and josh fattal are still in prison. all the families are relieved and overjoyed sarah has been released. we're heartbroken shane and josh have been denied their
of it to use for training, another fact he says the state never disclosed to the court. judge fogel says the drug shortage is hardly a reason to rush brown's execution and ordered it halted until he decides, otherwise. although he has albert own hasn't proven there's a risk he'll suffer extreme pain during his death, it appears as he's raised substantial questions of fact. in the meantime, brown will remain alive. >> the plans brought protesters. this is just one of several demonstrations across the state. california has been in debate. the debate is whether it's humane. >>> and now to decision 2010. and the first debate between the candidates for california governor. this was the scene from the uc davis campus as republican meg whitman and democrat jerry brown scare square -- squared off tonight. they traded blows on a range of issues. but mainly, the debate focused on the candidates' different stances on how to fix the state's economic woes. >> and i would start by example. i would say i will cut 15 to 20% out of the governor's office, and i'll say to the legislature it's your turn nex
to the hospital. >> they asked for fight against the fire. >> there were citizens helping us drag fire hose and it was all hand on deck in every sense of the word. >> matt didn't hesitate. >> it was like, boom. we have to help people. this is my city. >> he pulled hoses through people's homes to get people close to the fire quickly. >> they hook it up to the fire high drandz. >> they didn't get the crucial help they needed for more than an hour. that's how long it took. -- that's how long to shut the gas off, and investigatorses want to know why. >> the two valves on both sides of this event, a mile, mile and a half away are manual. thisy have to be turned manually to be turned off. >> they will look into why the line doesn't have valves that shut off automatically which some pg&e lines do have. investigators have asked the public to come forward and give them information that could help them figure out why this happened. they have received close to 90 e-mails. >> with 90 e-mails only one of the e-mails reported that a person smelled gas. it was several weeks ago they called pg&e and they g
joins us now she was there today when the first responders talked about their experiences. christine. >> more than 200 responders rushed to the scene let's give you a live look at what's happening now as emergency crews are still here. does pg&e crews they're working to restore power and as we zoom in to the fires so here you can see those investigators and white suits they arrived about an hour ago as they continue to sift through the rubble and look for close and search for those were still missing. if we come out here we can show you some police officers that are standing by here. but there are a lot of police officers from south temperance his goal of that was one of the first they bring these departments to ride. we spoke to detective about what it was like when he first came here. here's his story. i was on >> called off duty at the time. i looked out i saw the smoke and flames and i knew i had to go. i was thinking to myself, i had known a lot of people that live in the neighborhood i grabbed the first for law- enforcement personnel people wearing anything that had to do with
of category three. said it sought to brush against these kids in the u.s.. here's the destruction across the caribbean. from damages st. john's bay and virgin islands. this girl is late approach to the u.s. right now evacuations have been issued to the islands along the carolina coast. impact expected on the weekend. >> the rest take the stage tonight for their first and only scheduled debate. for is going to take place at st. mary's college. most recent polls show box with this slim 3% lead over college. most recent polls show box with this slim 3% lead over feeling now. á our real national pastime? saving money. and like baseball people love their stats. i started bringing my lunch to work -- 50 bucks a week in my pocket. here's a good one: state farm insures 40 million drivers. more than geico and progressive combined. i saved because i'm accident-free. of course, with so many ways to save including discounts of up to 40%, having that many customers shouldn't be a surprise. so ask a neighbor about state farm, then call an agent at 1-800-state-farm or go online. then call an agent at
soon. >> jenelle wang has been following the story all morning. she joins us with the latest on sarah shou release. just took off from the airport in tehran. on her way to the neighboring couny where her mother is already waiting for her. shourd is in good condition despite being in an iran prison 14 months. >> iran released one of the three american citizens detained in 2009. >> 410 days of solitary confinement over for california native sarah shourd. >> i want to offer my thanks to everyone in the world, all of the governments, all of the people of that been involved and especially paicularly want to degrees mahmoud ahmadinejad and all the iran officials for their gesture. i'm very humbled. >> officials y a $500,000 bail was paid. some papers were signed and th 32-year-old was officially free from an iraan prison. >> th money was ther and the judge issued the release order and ms. shourd was simply set free and can leave iran if she >> trave companion shane bauer and josh fattal are still in prison. all te famils are relieved and overjoyed sar has been releas. we're heartbrok shane
clothes off. so i jumped back in, and he was swimming towards us and saying help me. i got him to the edge of the boat and holding on to him. >> he said he performed cpr until the coast guard arrived, but he was pronounced dead at the medical center. the survivors say none of the men were wearing life vests. >>> doctors say a jockey badly injured in a race this weekend is paralyzed from the waist down. before we show you the video, we'd like to warn you you might find it disturbing. this is when it happened, 24- year-old michael is in critical but stable position. the jockey's spinal cord was severed when the horse fell on top of him on sunday. he underwent 11 hours of surgery. his agent says that the jockey and wife are expecting their first child any day now. >>> the state fish and game department has launched a criminal investigation into the instruction of 700 acres of wetlands. investigators believe a contractor for chev ron illegally pumped the water out of the wetlands last week so crews could work on a natural pipeline. at least 1,500 fish have been left to rot and has been at that
that will be hot for the next couple of days and it will take us to about the end of the workweek to start going down as we head towards the weekend. the time right now seven 02 a.m. let us get a checkup the commute. >> the right at interstate 580 is slow. it is in the west bound commuter direction and starting off in the altamont pass, but traffic is not at its worst year, the 2 05 interchange is not five but it is the western portion of the drive out between livermore and double in the you will find this list traffic for west bound fide, there was a minor accident and it was in the center divider, it has been cleared up but it helped to slow things down because it created a visual hazard. there right on 680 set on which the been tracking since they started construction for and then opened the new express land it ran from highway 82 highway 234 and the traffic has been fine with an express lane. the problem is north of there where the traffic tries to merge into the lane and agree to back up here and it has reached all the way into the dublin interchange for the first week of its opening and we
imprisonment has ever marked us. >> reporter: her mother lives in oakland. it's not clear when the two women will return to the bay area. >> police in the east bay say pipe bombs were found today inside a home right in the middle a residential area. they arrived to the house and found three pipe bombs. two of them -- we will have more on this including information on an arrest coming up later at 5:30. >>> oakland city councilwoman and mayor candidate became a crime victim this weekend. she was in the safeway parking lot on fruitvale avenue about 9:30 when her purse was snatched. she wasn't hurt. her purse without the valuables was found a short time later. this is the second time in just a few weeks that a councilmember has been a victim of a crime. another's home in the fruitvale district was robbed. a computer and other items were taken. >>> police looking for suspects in the stabbing of two men and the beating of another. investigators say one victim has a serious stab wound to the chest, the second was stabbed in back. it all happened just before 2:30 this morning during a fight outside
declared an emergency because of smoke in the cockpit. lloyd lacuesta is live to tell us what happened. >> reporter: the malfunctioning airplane is still here being checked out by mechanics but passengers are on the way to hawaii. >>> u.s. air flight 172 and a crew of six was bound from phoenix to maui when the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit. the plane was 1,000 miles west of the california coast at the time. the pilot decided to divert to san francisco as a precaution. the boeing 767 landed safely and without incident at sfo shortly after 5:00 this evening. sfo declared an alert too. sending fire trucks to the landing. before the landing, the pilot reported the smoke cleared. u.s. air brought in another plane to take the passengers to hawaii. none let the security area to talk to reporters. in the age of communication, passengers in other flights say they were aware of the incident. >> i saw it on cnn. >> while i was sitting in the bar in san diego waiting for my flight. >> what were your thoughts of getting on an airplane when you see something like that. >> well i'm afraid of f
procedures. the state's existing supply of one of the drugs used in executions expires on friday. that means if a higher court does not reverse the decision by friday night, the state will be unable to execute brown for several months. >>> the big question in san leandro, how did a dead bear get there? the carcass showed up sunday night outside a market on foothill bowel -- boulevard. it had been shot. now authorities are trying to figure out who dumped this bear and why? amy hollyfield is live in san leandro with a very strange set of circumstances. >> dan, how did they get away with it? it has a liquor store, a deli and a taco restaurant and they were all open at the time. it was lie thrg on the sidewalk plain as day. but when the owner of el taco first saw it, he didn't believe it. >> when we pulled in the parking lot it was like, oh, look, someone is passed out drunk. and then my son said, no, it is a dog. i said, no, it is a bear. he said, it is a stuffed animal and i said, no, it is a bear. look at it. >> it was hard to believe because it was in front of a busy strip mall and all of th
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